Helping Others Help Themselves: 4 Expert Tips on How to Start a Successful Coaching Business

Coaching can take many forms—life, executive, career, skills—but all share the same mission: to help people unlock answers. As human beings, we are often the biggest block to ourselves and our progress, unable to realize our potential without someone else shining a light on it. The result is that coaching businesses have been booming. (more…)

Let’s Talk The Basics of Emotional Intelligence

On Mindfulness Cafe Digital Marketing and PR Consultant, Dwayna Williams and Academy of Creative Coaching's President and Founder Dr. Pamela Larde discussed: (more…)

Cashflow is the Lifeblood of Your Business

One of the missions we have as Entrepreneurs is to figure out how to make our business sustainable.  Sustainability shows up in several forms.  When you own a company that is continually growing, month over month and year over year, you have a sustainable business.  (more…)

The Power Of A Client Engagement

Client engagement is critically important as companies find new ways to expand their brand and grow their clients. However, companies often focus on gaining new clients while being complacent with their current clients and their additional needs. (more…)

Moving from Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility

We find ourselves in a moment in history that is challenging us to evaluate our place in conversations about racism. These conversations, if they are like mine, are happening at the dining room table, in Zoom meetings, and over the telephone. They are happening with new mid-to-executive-level professionals. They are happening between people from all walks of life.

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Post-traumatic Growth: Hope Is a Strategy, Not a Feeling

When a young person experiences trauma, there is no single answer regarding how that experience may impact them in their later years. Two 12-year-olds experiencing the exact same kind of trauma, for example, may have two very different responses — one crumbles and the other rises. One processes it deeply and the other suppresses it. One becomes a powerful force for change in the community and the other struggles to make their place in the world. (more…)

We Must Encourage Self-belief, Self-determination for Youth to Experience Post-traumatic Growth

The intriguing thing about human nature is that there is no one way to exist. Just recently, I was speaking with a colleague who struggled to understand why some people cannot handle a heavy workload or stressful situations. Because she can. (more…)

Why Young People Take Social Action: Self-Determination and Youth Activism

Freedom Riders in 1964 Mississippi. Each generation possesses a somewhat egotistic belief that they are wiser and more competent than the generation before. We are no exception. We often boast that in our heyday, we valued life more, worked harder, maintained stronger relationships, embraced family values and we definitely were not glued to our smartphones, computers, and tablet devices. In our minds, today’s youth can take some lessons from the generations that preceded them, particularly our own. Because we know what life is really like. We know the real world, and we know what it takes to change it. (more…)

5 Tips to Forge Stronger Relationships With Customers During the Covid-19 CrisisThe strategy and tactics you establish now will define how you interact with customers in the future.

Andy Bailey, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member in Nashville, is an author, CEO and head coach of business coaching firm Petra Coach, who serves in an advisory role on the Gazelles Council, leaders of the Scale Up movement. We asked Andy how companies can help their customers get through the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's what he shared:

5 ways to start being a better ally for your black coworkers

The first six months of 2020 have brought about overwhelming levels of pain, fear and exhaustion to the black community. In addition to experiencing  disproportionately high  levels of death from  Covid-19 , black Americans are continuing to deal with traumatizing acts of racism and injustice across the country. (more…)